George Magrath, MD, MBA, MS
Chief Executive Officer
George Magrath, MD, currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and a Board member of Ocuphire. Dr. Magrath is a board-certified ophthalmologist with extensive clinical, business, and financial experience. Most recently, Dr. Magrath was CEO of Lexitas Pharma Services, a leading contract research organization in ophthalmology. Lexitas experienced a substantial growth in headcount, expanded into multiple additional service offerings, including an image reading center and a significant shift into retinal diseases, and was acquired by a top-tier private equity group during Dr. Magrath's tenure. Prior to Lexitas, Dr. Magrath served as the medical director at Hovione, where the team he worked with was responsible for the development of proprietary assets in ophthalmology, dermatology, and respiratory. Dr. Magrath began his career as an equity analyst at Edison Investment Research where he covered small and mid-sized pharma and biotechnology companies. Dr. Magrath holds a Master of Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Business Administration from The Citadel, and a Medical Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina.